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An in­ter­na­tional, high- cal­iber pro­gram of mu­si­cals, cabaret, and con­certs in an el­e­gant hall from the 1920s. There are two ad­di­tional stages for the smaller pro­duc­tions. 16 Apr:

Chamäleon Va­ri­ete

An old ball­room where it is not un­usual to see trapeze artists, jug­glers, tap dancers, and cabaret singers. All month: Dummy Lab, a suc­cess­ful per­for­mance that com­bins dance, mu­sic, and video art. Sun at 6pm, Sat 6 and 9pm, Tue– Fri 8pm. www.chamaeleon­ber­ In­side the Hack­esche Höfe, Rosen­thaler Str. 40/41. T: 030.4000590. S Hack­escher Markt. E2


Spe­cial ef­fects, glitzy Ve­gas- style live show pro­duc­tions, and va­ri­ety shows at this 1920 theater. All month: The Wyld, a Las Ve­gas- style pro­duc­tion fea­tur­ing dance and light shows. Tue, Thu– Fri 7:30pm (2 Apr show will take place on 1 Apr), Sat 3:30 and 7:30pm (3:30pm only on 4 Apr), Sun 3:30pm. No shows on Mon­days. www.palast- ber­lin. eu. Friedrich­str. 107. T: 030.23262326. U Friedrich­straße. E3

Qu­atsch Com­edy Club

This popular com­edy club hosts fre­quent stand up com­edy shows and presents a regular English­language com­edy night. www.quatschcom­e­dy­ Friedrich­str. 107. T: 01806.999000969 (toll num­ber). S+U Friedrich­straße. E3


A popular West Ber­lin theater in the 1960 and 1970s, this Ku’damm per­for­mance venue still hosts some in­ter­est­ing pro­duc­tions, many of which with English sur­titles. Check web­site for pro­gram. Kur­fürs­ten­damm 153. U Ade­nauer­platz. C4


Twice a week, this theater in­side the Spiel­bank Ber­lin hosts co­me­dian Karsten Kaie’s hi­lar­i­ous show How To Be­come A Ber­liner In One Hour? Mar­leneDi­et­rich- Platz 1. T: 01806.570070 (toll num­ber). S+U Pots­damer Platz. D3/D4

Theater am Pots­damer Platz

Mu­si­cals and in­ter­na­tional per­for­mances. De­signed by Renzo Pi­ano, this theater seats 1800 peo­ple. All month: Be­yond the Hori­zon, mu­si­cal (in Ger­man with English sur­titles) on the fall of the Wall. Tues–Thu 7pm, Fri 8pm, Sat 3:30 and 8pm, Sun 2:30pm (and 7pm on 5 Apr). www.stageen­ter­tain­ Mar­lene- Di­et­rich- Platz 4. T: 01805.4444 (toll num­ber). S+U Pots­damer Platz. D3

Tipi am Kan­zler­amt

The big tent in the Tier­garten has a vast pro­gram mu­si­cals, magic, cabaret, dance, and theater. Many of the shows are in Ger­man. www.tipi-amkan­zler­ Große Quer­allee. T: 030.39066550. U Bun­destag. D3


An ex­per­i­men­tal mul­ti­me­dia theater and cul­tural cen­ter where you can see plays, read­ings, lec­tures, con­certs, and more. Check web­site for pro­gram. www.volks­buehne- ber­ Linien­str. 227. T: 030.24065777. U Rosa- Lux­em­burg- Platz. F2

Win­ter­garten Va­ri­eté

Mir­rors, wood, red vel­vet, and a starry sky de­fine this sump­tu­ous va­ri­ety theater. All month: Breakin’ Mozart, Mozart clas­sics com­bined with break­dance per­for­mances. Takes place ev­ery week from Tue– Sun.­ter­garten- ber­ P ots­damer Str. 96. T: 030.588433. S+U Pots­damer Platz. D4

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